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Nostalgic Architecture!!!

This is the best history center that I saw! Location is nice. Visitors can enjoy the nice breezes... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
taufica n
DeKalb, Illinois
Historical Venue

Sharing pictures of historic Evanston and surrounding areas was facinating How the area has... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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The Evanston History Center is located in the National Historic Landmark Charles Gates Dawes House. Dawes was a U.S. Vice President, World War I general, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Ambassador to the Court of St. James and philanthropist who lived...more
225 Greenwood St, Charles Gates Dawes House, Evanston, IL 60201-4713
+1 847-475-3410
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the best history center that I saw! Location is nice. Visitors can enjoy the nice breezes of Michigan lake. We can carry camera, water bottle. I recommend the short visit to stay inside the building.

Thank taufica n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sharing pictures of historic Evanston and surrounding areas was facinating How the area has changed in over a hundred years. The lakefront and surrounding buildings along with the streets and public vendors, a real step back in time

Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visit this elaborate house to hear the interesting story of Charles Dawes, a person who is little known but who became the US vice president. The docent had so much information not just about the house but also the man himself that it was difficult...More

Thank Graham C
Reviewed 4 July 2018

The Evanston History Center is a gem for people who want to know more about the city while admiring beautiful views of Lake Michigan. The building is the former home of the 30th US Vice President, Charles Dawes and has been carefully maintained since it...More

1  Thank dmellinger2017
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

I didn’t know anything about Charles Dawes before my recent trip to Evanston, but there are few men in American history who could claim a broader more diverse impact. From positions in the Treasury under McKinley to Brigadier General in WWI to Coolidge’s VP to...More

1  Thank DandKw_3Kids
Reviewed 8 December 2017

It's one of the attractions in the Open house Chicago,the building is beautiful, inside is gorgeous, and there is a pianist playing the piano through the open house period, very nice. when you go upstairs, it's a tiny museum, showing different things related to the...More

1  Thank ELKW
Reviewed 7 December 2017

This is a great gem in Evanston and a really wonderful tour of a beautiful and historic house. The guides are extremely knowledgeable and we have learned something new each of the 3 times we have brought guests there. It's well worth the donation.

1  Thank edward d
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

It is a lovingly restored old mansion. It's wonderful to feel the sense of history in this house. We recommend people go and feel the arura of years gone by.

Thank JerryG125
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We found this to be a highlight of the area. This is the Dawes house as in vp of the US. Great snapshot of an amazing individual in an amazing time. The tour is well worth the effort. The docent was excellent. Allow an hour...More

1  Thank mentldentl
Reviewed 10 July 2017

It was quite enjoyable to view a modern photography exhibit displayed in such an old place. This home's architecture is breathtaking, both inside and outside. The Dawes Home is a treasure to be experienced for those interested in art, history, and period architecture. Have fun...More

1  Thank Deena U
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